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on the president's choice for next defense secretary. if and how this may affect chuck hagel's chances. >> dramatic images as the nightmare ends for thousands of cruise passengers. >> plus, an astroid will come close to earth today, as a meteor bursts into flames above russia. an update on the space show and amazing video ahead. >> first, a live look outside. we're starting off the weekend with a wintry mix. 7:26now. >>> take a look. welcome back. amazing pictures of a meteor falling to earth in central russia. it entered the atmosphere in the ural mountains. a driver in russia caught this video as he was driving on a highway as the meteor explodes into smaller meterrites. it caused loud explosions, intense flashes. it left a thick white contrail. an apparent sonic boom left broken glass in several cities which hurt over 450 people. >>> later today, an astroid half the size of a football field will come close to earth. even come closer than weather and tv satellites in orbit. but beyond that, nasa is telling people not to worry and it will not hit earth. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles
hagel finally takes over as defense chief. >> i will do everything in my power to be the kind of leader that you expect and you deserve. also, the kind of leader the country expects and deserves. >>> john kerry takes paris. [ speaking foreign language ] >> not bad at all. good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington in english today. the historic voting rights act could be in danger as a number of supreme court justices overturned the 1965 law. nbcs justice correspondent pete williams joins me now from the supreme court. pete, from the arguments today, what is your impression of what way the court might be moving? >> well, you know, the court didn't come with a blank slate. four years ago, the court looked at the same question and laid down a marker. we were watching to see if the justices that were skeptical then changed their mind? the answer is no. five votes to strike down a key part of the voting rights act. it's a law that requires states with a history of discrimination to get permission before they make changes in how they change their elections. strike down a companion part of w
this hour, big moment for chuck hagel, the man president obama would like to become the next secretary of defense. the senate armed forces committee holding a vote on hagel's nomination. and while it is likely he will be confirmed, several republicans, they're still putting up a fight. that happens this hour. >>> also, cereal and soda? pepsi introducing a new mountain dew drink for, dare i say, breakfast, calling it kick start. the company says it doesn't consider this an energy drink, even though, yes, it is packed with caffeine. why the new product? mountain dew says customers wanted an alternative to coffee and tea in the morning. >>> and tomorrow is ash wednesday, which means today is fat tuesday. okay, i tweeted this out. this is a colossal waste of time and can't stop watching it. you can watch this on one of the live cams. mardi gras in full swing. we have been hearing trumpets from this live web cam. this is bourbon street. it is new orleans' biggest tourist draw with more than 50 parades. mardi gras is the feast and celebration before lent, a time of fasting for catholics. >>>
. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
services committee has approved chuck hagel's nomination to become the secretary. hagel is a republican. he faced fierce opposition from his party. they have challenged some of his past statements and votes on israel, iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. if he is confirmed, hagel would replace leon panetta. >>> the story behind a wide eyed stowway in the grill of a pickup truck. >>> but first, it's back to back covers for this bikini beauty on the sports illustrated edition. >> and don't forget, we're always on at wusa9.com and the wusa9 app. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> good news for fans of kate upton. for the second straight year, the supermodel is featured on the front of sports illustrated swim suit edition. it has a prominent place above the ed sullivan studio. upton and other models joined to reveal the top ten lists. the cover was shot in antarctica. that's pact practical. the 50th anniversary swim suit edition hits newsstands today. >> all right, from the cold to the warmth, right? >> that's right. to florida now. a bird strike story that has nothing to do with playing. >>
-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> former republican senator chuck hagel is expected to be sworn in as the next secretary of defense today. only four republicans voted for hagel. >>> and for the first time, the obama administration is reportedly considering providing direct assistance to elements of the syrian opposition. secretary of state john kerry is in france today. a decision on this shift in u.s. policy is expected tomorrow when kerry attends a conference on syria in rome. kerry has been consulting with european leaders. u.s. officials say the administration is considering sending tens of millions of dollars in nonlethal assistance to the rebels fighting the assad regime. >>> the latest blast of winter weather making its way toward the great lakes. the latest storm dumped essentially inches of snow across the plains. it's being blamed for at least three deaths and has knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: a major winter storm is dumping a layer of heavy wet snow on parts of the count
in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton, joe biden said, no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations -- you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer? >> yes. >> now, john mccain has already think that he doesn't think republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a hold on it? >> yeah, i'm not filibustering. this is a national security failure of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >> first of all, i'm shocked. you know, lindsey graham doesn't usually like getting in front of a camera and going on the sunday talk shows. so i'm shocked that li
senate will vote tomorrow on the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. republicans have been threatening a filibuster. it would be the first ever filibuster against someone nominated for defense secretary. reid is urging republicans to stop playing politics. >> it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without a fully empowered secretary of defense during all the things we have going on in the world, including a war. >> republicans say they want more information about the night of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. all right that's a fifth-floor probleok.. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes coul
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years to complete. >>> "usa today" says there's news on the senate showdown over chuck hagel, thagel, the senate is expected to vote on hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan collins of maine says she will oppose hagel, but not a filibuster. >>> "the washington post" says the postmaster general tried to convince lawmakers to back a controversial plan to cut mail delivery down to five days a week. at a hearing yesterday, patrick donaho told senators the postal service needed their help last year. keep in mind the post office lost nearly $16 billion. >>> the los angeles times says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the milky way galaxy it's not far, about 26,000 light years away. astronomers plan to study it. some say a black hole could provide a passage to another >>> all right. and we are live at the flower mart in san francisco where folks are, yeah, getting their valentine's ready to ship out ready to go out there. hope
. >> the problem with the president and his policies, or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the president picks the people that he put around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia, just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know, not my judgment. that's the judgment, as well, of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachel l-- chu hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his succes
facility, a step the united states called provocative. >> sreenivasan: chuck hagel was sworn in today as the new secretary of defense, with federal budget cuts topping his agenda. the former republican senator from nebraska addressed pentagon employees who will have to manage some $46 billion in reductions starting friday. >> we need to figure this out. you are doing that. you have been doing that. we need to deal with this reality. we've got ahead of us a lot of challenges. they are going to define much of who we are, not this institution only but our country. >> sreenivasan: hagel won senate confirmation yesterday, despite the opposition of most of his fellow republicans. he succeeds leon panetta, who had served in the top pentagon job since july of 2011. white house officials conceded today it's unlikely the government will avoid those looming, automatic budget cuts. a spokesman said president obama will meet friday with congressional leaders, but there was no indication that any deal is in the works. tomorrow, senate democrats will try to bring up a stop-gap bill to delay the cuts
picked cardinals will. rob, diana? >>> a showdown in the senate today over chuck hagel's nomination as the defense secretary. democrats are going to force a vote on the nomination, rejecting demands for more information on hagel's finances. hague >>> that carnival cruise ship that's standed in the gulf of mexico is being pulled to mobile, alabama instead of mexico. it's been dead in the water since sunday when a fire knocked out its engines. it's scheduled to arrive in the u.s. on thursday. there are more than 4200 people on that ship. passengers and loved ones stay it's not a good scene on board. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. no one was injured. most of us are camping out on the top deck. >> they're all crying and hisser the call. they want to go home. >> abc news learned this is the third trip in which the "triumph" has suffered propulsion problems. the ship's next two voyages are been canceled and passengers will receive a full refund. >> interesting note here. apparently it's been towed to alabama to save the company millions an
hagel as the next secretary of defense has been put off for ten days. top republicans in the senate blocked a vote over their demand for more information on the benghazi attack from the white house. president obama accused them of playing politics with national security during wartime. obama to the group of americans who aren't sure where the treasury department is still minting pennies. the president said he thinks pennies are kind of nostalgic and said they're an example of government not getting rid of something that just doesn't work in order to replace it with something that does. pennies cost more to make than they're worth. >>> and now the feisty great grandmother in north carolina who stood her ground. she wanted to remain anonymous after a run-in with would-be robbers. the 78-year-old got home and encountered three young men in her driveway. they demanded her purse. they even had a gun. but she chased them away. >> i worked all my life, and no snotty nosed brat is going to take that away from me. >> the woman said her husband told her she should have just given up the purse
secretary of defense. democratic leaders are expected to force a vote on the nomination of chuck hagel tomorrow. some republicans say they'll vote no unless the white house provides more information about the benghazi attack. however, hagel is expected to get the 60 votes needed for approval. >>> also president obama answers questions in a google powered fireside hangout this afternoon, two days after he delivered the big state of the union address. it will be streamed live starting at 4:50 eastern time. >>> an ailing pope benedict celebrated his last public mass at st. peter's basilica. the pope was visibly moved by the thunderous applause and in his final homily, the pope warned about internal church rivalries and thanked the faithful for their support. >>> millions of christians marked the beginning of lent by getting ashes on the foreheads in observance of ash wednesday. >> and an episcopal church made it extra convenience for those with a busy schedule. drive-through ashes. you heard me right. it started in st. louis back in 2007 and has since really taken off. ashes to go. we lik
coming up. ♪ >> in just a few hours democrats will push heyed with chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary. the senate armed services community will hold despite widespread concern from republicans. it comes as they did not disclose at least two recent speeches on the middle east on disclosure forms. a white house aid said that he did not try to hide anything. lawmakers accusing the federal government of hiding the real reason five veterans died. an investigation revealed a breakdown in protocol meaning that the outbreak likely could have been prevented. patti anne? >> the navy seal who killed osama bin laden during that raid is breaking his silence. one of america's bravest heros says he feels abandoned by the military. >> good morning. he is referred to only as the shooter in an interview just published by esquire magazine. we get a breath taking account of what happened that night in pakistan. he says the second he sabine laud he knew the seal had their man. he acted quickly he says before bin laden could reach for his gun. in that second i shot him. two times in the forehead,
will be debating chuck hagel's domination as defense secretary. the vote after they finish talks. harry reid says the full senate could vote on the nomination as early as tomorrow. hagel, former republican senator from nebraska, faces strong opposition from fellow republicans. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. it is the first one under leader kim jong-un. president obama calls it a threat to the u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area that is not known for earthquakes into in jerusalem, ten women detained at the western wall. one of them happens to be the sister of comedian sarah silverman. police detained rabbi silverman praying at the wall wearing a prayer shawl only worn by men. they were released several hours later. i don't care much for people who use religion as a cloak to justify hatred, injustice and fear and i can't imagine god, should he or she or it exist, does either. i am so proud of my sister and niec
mountains of new hampshire. >>> it is chuck hagel's day number one as defense secretary. here he is, photos of him, taking the oath of office. this is a private ceremony at the pentagon today. the former republican senator from nebraska then spoke to service members and civilian employees. >> to be part of your team who you are is the honor. that's the great privilege. >> hagel also took note of the automatic spending cuts going into effect friday, saying the defense department has a lot of challenges ahead. >>> more disturbing details in the trial of the new york police officer accused of planning to kidnap, cook, and eat women, including his own wife. an fbi agent read a transcript of e-mails and chats between this police officer, his name is gilberto valle, and a buddy of his. look at this. the agent says valle directed his buddy to a video of a female friend, clad in a bikini saying, quote, i'd like to have her arm on a barbecue. and, quote, i'm dying to taste some girl meat. his buddy later chatted back, face meat is, quote, great for sandwiches. valle's attorney says his client had no
a trade deal. it could take two years to compete. >>> "usa today" says there use news on chuck hagel. they could decide tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan says she'll appose hagel. >> at a hearing yesterday patrick donohoe told senators the postal service needs their help. last year, keep in mind, the post office loft nearly $16 billion. >>> and the "los angeles times" says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the galaxy and it's not fashion only 200,000 light years away. some say a black hole could provide a passage to ano >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >>> this morning los angeles police are defending the fiery end to the shoot-out with christopher dorner. we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> our carter evans with new details on how things ended. >>> and another dangerous man is on the loose outside dallas. the search for the man who made a dramatic escape and now has an entire state on ale
a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of simply playing politics, charges they deny. >>> also one more political note. the oldest lawmaker in the senate has announced he will not run again. new jersey's frank lautenberg turned 89 last month. the last world war ii veteran serving in the senate. he faced a likely challenge from the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker. the senator has been a staunch advocate of gun control and a big champion of the amtrak rail system. >>> another lawmaker in the news. congressman steve cohen says the young woman he was tweeting with during today's state of the union address was his secret daughter. he said he only discovered her existence three years ago after receiving a tweet from her. he said he was overwhelmed with joy that she actually wanted him in his life. initially, his staff did say that he was tweeting with the daughter of a long-time friend. >>> illinois is a step closer
policies. >> is the problem with his the president and his policies or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the pr the president picks the people e put aro he puts around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, the defense and cia just in the last week their o performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has them has been pretty poor and not not in my judgment that's the th judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle.f the my guess is if you look to put th the president's motives for picking chuck hagel i think he wants the republican to go be -- chu the foil if you will for what heic wants to do to the defense department, do serious damage to our military capabilities.ous it looks to me that the da president has made choices in part based on people who won't part b argue with him. mor >> we'll have much more of the vice pr interview, the former vice use o president will talk about the water use of waterboarding and his relationship with former he president george w. bush. >>> 24
president obama takes his sequester pr campaign to virginia. chuck hagel gets a vote on the senate floor. he'll be confirmed. the question is do any more republicans come on board. treasury nominee jack lu will be voted out of committee and we have a new abc news/"wall street journal" poll coming out later this week. if that doesn't make you dizzy, if it is tuesday someone's voting somewhere. there will be an april 9th special election in chicago for former congressman jesse jackson jr.'s seat. >>> mayor michael bloomberg and gun control activists claim some sorm of victory. >>> supreme court's docket is crowded with big cases this term. on the role of affirmative action and college admissions and gay marriage. on wednesday the court hears a challenge to the voting rights act which could have far reaching implications on how southern states conduct elections. then on thursday, the world will watch the vatican as pope benedict officially ends his papacy and of course kicking off a dramatically very political exercise there in pick being the next pope. then of course, friday. $85 billion in do
threatening a filibuster after chuck hagel cleared a major hurdle to becoming the next secretary. the armed services committee narrowly approved the nomination hagel's nomination moves to the full senate for a vote, expected to happen this week, maybe as early as tonight. >>> and four players on university of alabama's national championship football team arrested. safety eddie williams, linebacker tyler hayes and defensive appear lineman d.j. pettway accused of rob two students on campus. a fourth player, running back brent calloway charged with credit card fraud. head coach nick saban said all four are suspended indefinitely from the team. >>> banana joe wins best in show. adorable or what? the affenpinscher took home the crown at the westminster kennel club dog show, and joe is going out on the top. the tippy top. westminster, his final competition. he beat out five other dogs. and i know, john berman, this makes you incredibly sad this morning. >> he's a cute affenpinscher as far as affenpinschers go, but we should recognize the labs and golden retrievers. >> i have never heard of the af
, the armed services committee narrowly approved chuck hagel's nomination yesterday. the vote was right along party lines. senator john mccain blasted hagel's performance before the committee. >> the performance before this committee was the worst that i've seen of any nominee for office. he refused to answer a simple straightforward question. as to whether the surge was a success or not and whether he supported it or not. >> in london, there is a new phone-hacking scandal at a tabloid already brought down by hacking. we're talking about rupert murdoch's old newspaper "news of the world." six former staffers have now been arrested, accused of listening to people's private voice mails. the victims have not been identified in this case. now, police say the incidents happened somewhere between 2005, 2006, that is around the same time "news of the world" was implicated in a much bigger hacking scandal involving crime victims, celebrities, even the royal family. actor matt damon is on strike, not from hollywood, but from the bathroom. >> until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation, i
past the hour. some dwchlt op senators threatening a filibuster after chuck hagel cleared a major hurdle towards becoming the next defense secretary. the senate armed services committee narrowly approved his controversial nomination yesterday. no republicans on the panel backed the former nebraska gop senator. hagel's nomination now moves to the full senate for a vote which is expected to happen this week. it could happen as early as tonight. >>> passengers on board the cruise ship triumph are at the mercy of the sea and the wind conditions. two tugboats are moving that ship crippled by an engine fire in the gulf of mexico to a port in alabama. if sea winds do not cooperate, it could mean another day stuck with deplorable conditions. including sewage and dwindling food supply. but if all goes well, the ship could arrive this mobile by this afternoon. >>> and all public schools in hamden, connecticut will be closed today. that town was literally buried under 40 inches of snow from fr last week's blizzard. the town is still in a state of emergency as 30 crews are moving snow 24 hour
bickering, chuck hagel takes his oath of office today. the senate decided to confirm hagel after the gop shut down its filibuster. >>> some 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the nation's mid section this morning after a winter storm battered residents from texas to kansas for a second time in less than a week. roofs collapsed across the region, under heavy snow killing one person in oklahoma. traffic accidents caused by icy road conditions killed two people in kansas and meantime in a texas panhandle, schools and major highways are closed yet again today. today we'll have much more with al on the forecast in just a moment. new images this morning of the deadly hot air balloon crash that killed 19 tourists on the sight-seeing tour in the ancient egyptian city of luxor. after catching fire it plunged 1,000 feet. all of the country's hot air balloonses grounded. >>> as the crisis in syria escalates the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a n
. democrats hold a 14 to 12 add on the panel, and it is likely that hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. the vote comes as hours before president obama is state of the union address. >> a great looking day out there, it started out a little warmer this morning. temperatures will warm up to the '60s and free men and a little warmer for some of the inland spots. >> overnight a tornado that ripped through hattiesburg mississippi has injured 63 people. 300 homes and businesses were damaged. the town of hattiesburg is home to the university of southern mississippi which receive some damage from the tornado. no word yet on the condition of three people were injured. officials say the storm has caused significant damage to buildings. three tornadoes touching down in mississippi, seven in alabama with over a hundred homes damaged or there. >> watching the weather on the east coast as cleanup efforts are now under way after this weekend's blizzard. the states that saw the most snow from the storm stamford conn. 40 in. of snow or recorded in hamden connecticut and during the worst of th
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